2015 Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship Recipient, Laura Shoemaker

Laura Shoemaker is a second-year law student at the University of Texas School of Law (c/o 2017). She grew up in Tehachapi, California and hometown values have always influenced her academic career. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles Cum Laude in 2014. While a student at U.C.L.A., she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and was involved with the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Through these organizations, she participated in numerous … [Read more...]

LRP Welcomes New Colleagues of the former Caswell, Bell & Hillison

The attorneys at Lang, Richert & Patch are proud to welcome colleagues from the former Caswell, Bell & Hillison firm. Caswell, Bell & Hillison is a long standing firm with an excellent reputation in the legal community. G. Thomas Caswell, Jr. and James M. Bell founded Caswell, Bell & Hillison in 1980. Joining Lang, Richert & Patch effective April 1, 2015, are attorneys James M. Bell, Robert K. Hillison, David A. Roberts, Kimberly L. Mayhew, Darlene Azevedo Kelly, and Robert E. Bergin. James M. … [Read more...]

Ana de Alba named new Fresno County Bar Association, Pro Bono Services Section Chair

The Pro Bono Services Section supports the FCBA's Pro Bono Resolution, which "urges all attorneys to devote a reasonable amount of time to provide...legal services without expectation of compensation." The Section encourages pro bono casework, organizes MCLE training luncheons, and publicly recognizes individuals and organizations that help increase access to justice for the underserved. … [Read more...]

2014 Super Lawyer and Rising Star Honors

Lang, Richert & Patch proudly announces that more than half of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine. These outstanding attorneys are selected using a multi-phase selection process that includes peer nominations and third party research. During this process, Super Lawyers evaluates candidates based upon twelve indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition. The selection of these attorneys is a reflection of Lang, Richert … [Read more...]

2014 Frank H. Lang Scholarship Recipient, Tony G. Carvalho

Lang, Richert & Patch is proud to announce Tony G. Carvalho as the winner of the 2014 Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship. Awarded annually and based solely on merit, the Scholarship is a grant of $1,000.00. Mr. Carvalho is currently a second-year law student at the University of San Diego School of Law (c/o 2016). He was born in Tulare, California, and has lived in the Central Valley most of his life. His parents operate a small dairy farm in southern Fresno County and, throughout his years in … [Read more...]

Good Works: Passion Has Early Roots

by Laura Impellizzeri, California Lawyer, December 2013 Ana de Alba, who grew up working on farms west of Fresno alongside her parents, starkly recalls the time her mother was stiffed out of pay for a whole summer's work. "She was crying in the bathroom, and she thought we didn't know," says attorney de Alba, a two-time UC Berkeley grad. "I remember her being so upset and me thinking, 'How unfair.' " Her mother didn't learn she'd been overheard until two years ago, when de Alba was practicing … [Read more...]

Celebrating 50 Years of Service Excellence

Celebrating 50 years of service excellence, Lang, Richert & Patch recently welcomed over two hundred and fifty guests to its 50th Anniversary Open House. On hand to congratulate the firm on its longevity and stellar reputation were judges, attorneys, current and former clients, and community partners. The firm’s rich history was detailed in two recent articles from the San Francisco Daily Journal and The Business Journal. … [Read more...]

2013 Super Lawyer and Rising Star Honors

Lang, Richert & Patch proudly announces that more than half of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine. These outstanding attorneys are selected using a multi-phase selection process that includes peer nominations and third party research. During this process, Super Lawyers evaluates candidates based upon twelve indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition. The selection of these attorneys is a reflection of Lang, Richert … [Read more...]

Putting Justice To Work: The Workers’ Rights Clinic

Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center recently asked Ana de Alba to share her story for their 2013 Putting Justice To Work: The Workers' Rights Clinic Newsletter. For over six months, Ana worked closely with Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, Central California Legal Services, and the Consulate of Mexico to establish a first of its kind workers' rights clinic in Fresno. The Clinic launched in April 2012 and has helped numerous low wage workers with a myriad of employment issues. … [Read more...]

A Cause for Paws

Members of the Lang, Richert & Patch family and the general community came together on Saturday, May 18th, 2013, to assist in the building of a dog park at Animal Compassion Team of California's Fresno location. Numerous plants, trees, shrubs, benches, and tables were placed throughout the property. The park provides a natural outdoor environment where people interested in adopting a pet from this no-kill shelter can spend time interacting with the candidates before bringing one home. Mark L. … [Read more...]